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to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of this sort of secret memo coming about, was there anything in it that surprised you? >> yeah, a few things. number one, you know, this is the -- we're familiar with the sound of the administration speaking to us about these -- about this program. they have justified it in various different venues. but this is the sound of the administration speaking to itself. and when the administration speaks to itself, it gives itself even more power than i think than anybody thought. it sort of -- it is a hypothetical situation it describes. it keeps on describing an informed high level executive who can make these decisions. and it is amazing how much power this white paper gives that inform
, that's going to be happening any moment now. want to get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello, beginnins right now. >>> happening now in "the newsroom," weekend whiteout the northeast about to get pounded by a monster snowstorm. some spots could get two feet of snow. people are talking is this the blizzard of '78? ♪ america >>> exposure or exploitation. first "snl" then the bowl, now the movies? >> the wound is way too fresh. >> we want to tell a beautiful, gripping story about a family's struggle. >> when it comes to the newtown kids, where's the line? >>> plus this. ♪ we are never, ever, ever >> reporter: wardrobe warning, no butts no, breasts, no exceptions from the grammys. >>> and this -- >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> schatner back in space, chatting with the canadian astronaut chris hatfield from 200 miles above earth. we've got the conversation live. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with an historic winter storm gaining steam and taking aim. this is a live weath
a lot of people. rasmussen and gallup both predicted a romney victory. and piers, cnn had a 47/47 tie race in its final poll 48 hours before the polls opened. >> what do you think about that guy nate silver? all he did was crunch the numbers. right? and he got it bang on from start to finish. how can a pundit who is as experienced as you, with great respect, be so wrong where this guy just sits on his computer crunching numbers and data and gets it completely right? >> well, fiorello laguardia when he was mayor of new york said i don't make many mistakes but when i make one it's a butte. and this one was a beaut. over my life, piers, 1995 i predicted clinton would win. and i brought him back. nobody else said he could. 2000 i said bush was going it win. '04 i said bush was going to win. '06 i said the republicans are going to lose both houses. '08 i predicted an obama win -- >> you're making this sound well like you've been one of the world's great pundits. but i have -- >> and in 2010 i was the only person that said the republicans would pick up 60 to 80 seats. >> but dick, as you kn
absolutely believed it, so did a lot of people. piers, cnn had a 47/47 tie race in its final poll 48 hours before the polls opened. >> what do you think about that guy who krurjed the numbers, he got it bang on from start to finish. how can a pundit who is as experienced as you, be so wrong when this guy sits on his computer, crunching the numbers and data, and gets it completely right? >> well, when he was mayor of new york, he said, i don't make many mistakes, but when i make them, it's a beaut. this one was a beaut. 2000 i said bush was going to win. 2004, bush was going to win. in 2006 i said republicans are going to lose both houses. >> you're making this up. >> and in 2010 i was the only person that said the republicans would pick up 60 to 80 seats. >> you've also dropped some other claims, we have a roll call here. let's watch this. >> i believe the republicans will win 60 to 80 seats in the house, and i personally believe it could go higher. i think they're going to definitely win nine seats in the senate. there are two that may fall giving us the majority. >> there's going to be a
unintended consequences of government overreach. what's going on, chief -- our cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is here. you've been looking at the reaction since the speech. what's going on? >> wolf, this was a big moment last night. it may be moving votes. what was widely seen as an emotional high point, it may have also been a turn turning point in the debate over gun control. it was a moment carefully orchestrated for maximum emotional impact. as former congresswoman gabby giffords, the parents of slain teenager hideya pendleton and other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> one day later there are indications on capitol hill that the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheer leader. >> even as mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham made the case that the current background checks needs to be strengthened before expanded. answered the president's call. >> will you personall
's brother flew to istanbul to help turkish police with the investigation. in an interview with cnn last week, it was clear steven, a new york city transit worker, was beginning to fear for the worst. >> along with her missing -- you are hoping that she's okay. wherever she is at. that she's not hurting. that she's not cold. that she's being fed. that she's not consumed with fear. >> reporter: the shocking news of sierra's death devastated her family. who have tried to protect her two sons from news of their mother's disappearance. this murder also comes as a shock to some of the residents of istanbul, a major tourist destination, that bills itself as one of the safest cities in the world. for the time being, turkish police are sifting through the fortifications of this city trying to answer the question, who killed sierra? >> reporting from istanbul. now, remember when britney spears shaved her head all those years ago. she did it as an act of rebellion. now a japanese pop star has shaved all of her hair off. why? as an apology. and many of her fans say she had nothing to be sorry for. cnn e
jesus tip? on that subject, god's not tipping his hand. jeanne moos, cnn. >>> so what have you learned from all this? >> i learned not to be writing on no receipts. >> got to be careful, everything you write out there. thanks very much for watching. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront," a suicide bomber stages a deadly strike on an american embassy and this time the white house quick to label ate terrorist attack. >>> a prosecutor guned down on the way to work. friends say he believed he was in serious danger. was it revenge for doing his job? >>> guns and politics. did joe biden's slip of the tongue just wreck the president's message on guns? let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, american embassy attacked. a suicide bomber struck at a security checkpoint at the american embassy in turkey today and this time the white house immediately labeled it an act of terror. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. however, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the
and a survivor. ailelina cho, cnn, new york. >>> again, the face starts tonight on oxygen network at 9:00 eastern. you can watch alina's special here on cnn. valentine's day a couple of days away. we have a challenge for you. send us a valentine video for someone you love. use vine, twitter's new video sharing application. post your video by 2:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow. use the hash tag cnn valentine and on valentine's day we'll show the best videos on cnn and on our website as well. here is an example of one of them. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> 4,000 people are stuck. right now, on a cruise ship, with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken. fistfights over food. you'll hear from one of the passengers. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a dad is charged with murder for allegedly killing the drunk driver who ran over his two young sons. we're on the case. >>> plus, north korea rattles the world by launching a nuclear test. i'll tell you when america should be worried. >>> and -- >> the president of the united states! >> -- inside the most bizarre moments from past sta
eastern tomorrow. use the hash tag cnn valentine and on valentine's day we'll show the best videos on cnn and on our website as well. here is an example of one of them. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >>> 4,000 people are stuck. right now, on a cruise ship, with sewage running down the walls, toilets broken. fistfights over food. you'll hear from one of the passengers. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a dad is charged with murder for allegedly killing the drunk driver who ran over his two young sons. we're on the case. >>> plus, north korea rattles the world by launching a nuclear test. i'll tell you when america should be worried. >>> and -- >> the president of the united states! >> -- inside the most bizarre moments from past state of the union addresses. my tv crush john berman joins me live. wait until you see what he found. >>> hi, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. want to begin with the hottest stories in a flash. we call it rapid fire. roll it. a carnival cruise ship that broke down at sea, now on its way to mobile, alabama. folks on board say the ship, food an
're getting new information in that i think is obviously relevant here. according to our reporting here at cnn, cnn's fran townsend saying, the suicide bomber that did this attack in turkey was known to american and other intelligence agencies. again, it seems that we have information and aren't always able to act on it in time. is this a sign of a failure on the part of the united states? >> there's no way to know. i think we've got to wait for the investigation to come out. i think one of the other lessons of benghazi is it's a really bad idea to start speculating before you've got the facts. it may turn out that we screwed up on this one, that it was preventible. on the other hand, the good news is he didn't get past the first checkpoint. we weren't able to stop him altogether but we kept him from doing a lot more damage that he wanted to do. >> this person didn't get past the first ring of security. that's how these installations are supposed to be, fortress-like. i spoke to jon huntsman a week after benghazi, let me play what he had to say. i think it's more powerful coming from his mouth
-- >> imr. jackson. >> jackman, not jackson. much safer to yell in french. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> they all looked great, didn't they? >> they looks beautiful. >> erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, breaking news. the dow posts its worst drop of the year. more than 200 points. >> plus, michelle obama with a surprise appearance at the oscars. if you fell asleep, you missed it. was it bigger than blockbuster or just a bomb. >> plus, let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful, is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to c-pac, and c-pack, if you haven't heard of it, is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, louisiana governor bobby jindal, former florida governor jeb bush, rand paul of kentucky, rick perry of texas, they're all already on the list. is this a snub for c
. problem solved. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >>> erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, the hostage situation in alabama came to a violent end. we have an update on the gunman and the 5-year-old boy that was beeld held hostage. >> plus, last months, we brought you a story about the catholic hospital that said a fetus almost ready to be born is not a person, and today, there's a dramatic development in that story. and ted nugent, one of the nra's most vocal supporters promises to bring massive truth to cnn tonight. he gives us an exclusive look at his ranch, the guns he owns, and why he believes guns are crucial for america. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on the alabama hostin crisis. it is now over. 5-year-old ethan, the little boy's name, he's at a hospital. we found that out a few seconds ago. he's with his family. there's heavy security there as well, and the big headline, he's safe. he was abducted from his school bus and held in an underground bunker for six days. we can also report that th
begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to cpac and if you haven't heard of it is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, bobby jindal, former governor jeb bush, rick perry of texas, all already on the list. is this a major snub? this news breaking late this afternoon. how big of a snub is it? >> i think it makes a lot of sense for c pack. caucuses was not going to show up this year. why bother asking him and give snubbed by the governor himself. do the snubbing yourself and say we don't want you here and it probably would have been a tough environment to be in frankly given that he is really pivoted to the center, some with a say to the left this year to win in a heavily democratic state. >> i can see why it doesn't make sense for him. i get the logic you're laying out. the president
, one of the nra's most vocal supporters promises to bring massive truth to cnn tonight. he gives us an exclusive look at his ranch, the guns he owns, and why he believes guns are crucial for america. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on the alabama hostage crisis. it is now over. 5-year-old ethan, the little boy's name, he's at a hospital. we found that out a few seconds ago. he's with his family. there's heavy security there as well tonight. and the big headline, he's safe. he was abducted from his school bus and held in an underground bunker for six days. we can also report that the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically
let's get to work. >> here is the main story we are following tonight on cnn, from new york city, across new england, up to ontario, deep snow fall, hurricane force winds now, plenty of cleaning up and digging out. across several states, a half million homes are without power tonight. take a look at this accumulation in wallingford, connecticut. that is 44 inches! the the city of poston saw the snow reach 21 inches deep there. that is where a tragic accident happened. a teenager claimed into this car to get warm. the tail pipe was blocked, in the snow and the boy died in a matter of minutes. >> ems were coming out of the boy, at around this point, i got a look at his face. eyes rolled back in his head. i have seen that look before. >> this is part of the country recovering from hurricane sandy, one of the most devastating storms to hit the east coast. it isn't a new phenomenon, experts say our weather patterns are changing due to global warming. we dispatched a team of team of cnn reporters across the country and around the world to investigate, how bad can these storms become? a
a team of team of cnn reporters across the country and around the world to investigate, how bad can these storms become? and what can we do now to plan for the next big superstorm when it hits. >>> hurricane sandy threatening to unleash massive damage on the u.s. northeast. >> conditions are deteriorating very rapidly. >> certainly felt more rain, more wind, stronger gusts. >> i've never, in 26 years of forecasting, have seen anything like this. >> they are being called superstorms. fueled by changing climate, higher temperatures, and rising sea levels. >> climate change is real. it's here. it's going to happen again. >> people and cities once safe. now in the eye of the fury. >> i see the weather changing. absolutely. >> is this the era of the superstorm? >> water level is rising substantially. >> and are we ready? >> if this wall had been here -- >> for the next one? >> i've been telling everybody, the big flood is coming. we better start building the ark. >> living near the ocean, there's always that chance that the ocean is going to come take away everything that you've got. but
. wow, jesus is demanding. casey wian, cnn, los angeles. >> cardinal mahoney is not the only one who arrives in rome under a cloud of a global scandal. just a few days ago new york's archbishop cardinal timothy dolan was grilled by lawyers for abuse victims back when he was an archbishop of milwaukee. joining us john allen of the national catholic reporter and abuse survivor, former priest and currently co-founder and president of road to recovery, an organization that counsels fellow survivorses. john, the tone of cardinal mahoney's blog post, he clearly seems to feel that he is being persecuted and he says he's praying for those who unfairly attack him, he blames the media. for viewers who have not been following this closely, according to internal church records cardinal mahoney and a top adviser discussed ways to hide the sexual abuse of children from law enforcement for years, preventing police from investigating priests who had admitted to church officials they molested young boys, correct? >> yeah, that is correct, anderson. i think when cardinal mahoney argues that he's being
of information whether it's a fax machine to satellite tv or cnn breaking the stranglehold of power on eastern europe. >> that's really cool. >> you talked to him in '80, '81 -- >> solidarity. >> -- could you tell at that moment that -- >> absolutely. >> -- history was turning, that it was about to be bent? >> here's what you can tell, which i worry about the current twitter and facebook revolutions. you can tell that there was a movement happening but with real leaders who had been tested by standing on the gates of the shipyard or going to jail as javel had done. and this is another story that you did when you did the man of the year on it, tend to be leaderless. they don't have somebody forged by fire leading them. and that was the big difference of the revolutions of the '80s and the fall of communism. >> all right. the new cover of "time" is "the republican savior." rick stengel, thank you so much. walter, thank you as well. >> it's always good to be on with a great successful editor. >>> up next, "morning joe" theater guru, jordan roth takes us behind the scenes of barry manilow's new pr
, really? >> even jessica from cnn say do you have a picture? they have now released this one. it's from august we are told. how do you think is he doing. >> you can see the trees there. he has got the eprotecters on so he doesn't blow out his ears and he is firing at these clay pigeons that he would like to do on a regular basis. it's a hobby that he has picked up over the past year since going up to camp david. >> well, the nra saw this and responded immediately saying. this one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. there is the quote right there. >> that's a gross generalization of the president's position. the white house over the past four years has said that the president does not support all of these types of gun bans. >> you know, up at camp david, presidents skeet shoot a lot. there are a lot of presidents throughout the years. >> talking about the form that president obama has compared to some past presidents. let's take a look at some other presidents with their firearms. >> calvin coolidge, you will will be surp
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